• Girardi In 2008

    Posted by on January 27th, 2006 · Comments (3)

    Now I think Joe G. will replace Joe T. as the Yankees skipper in 2008. He’s already kissing up for it:

    {Marlins} Manager Joe Girardi, taking a page from George Steinbrenner’s grooming manual, has issued a no facial hair policy for his players. For the first time in franchise history, the Marlins will be cleanshaven.

    Girardi figures the rule won’t be an issue with this team.

    “With our guys, it shouldn’t a problem,” he said, adding with a laugh: “They’re probably too young to shave anyway.”

    Girardi didn’t wear facial hair as a player, so he had no problem with Steinbrenner’s long-standing rule that allowed neatly trimmed mustaches but no beards and shaggy hair.

    “To me, the idea is to look professional,” Girardi said Thursday. “I understand it’s important for players to have their own style, and I don’t have a problem with that. But I want players to look neat and clean.”

    Not a bad idea. Let Girardi cut his teeth for two years in Miami and then grab him. It’s probably why they let him go without a fuss.

    Comments on Girardi In 2008

    1. rmd0311
      January 27th, 2006 | 3:04 pm

      I like Joe G. I think he will be a great manager in New York… Let him grow out of the training wheels in FL and them come on down.

    2. MJ
      January 27th, 2006 | 4:48 pm

      A guy can only dream but how great would it be if Joe G. comes in for Joe T. in a few years and hires Coney as his pitching coach and Rock Raines as his hitting coach. You’d have the 3 best clubhouse guys from the most recent dynasty all on one staff. They’re all brilliant guys at handling players and the media.

    3. Mr. Furious
      January 29th, 2006 | 12:09 am

      Add me to the list of people who would love to see Girardi succeed Torre. He’s always struck me as the best managerial candidate of all Torre’s lieutenants through the years. I’m a lifelong Willie Randolph fan, so that’s saying something.

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